HHS Blog


Reducing HAIs Through Hand Hygiene

In the healthcare field, hand hygiene is a vital practice that helps to greatly reduce the risk of transmitting potentially deadly germs not only to patients, but to staff members as well. Even though this practice is of the utmost importance,... …more


What Healthcare Administrators Need to Know When Choosing a Support Service Provider

By Brian Weed, HHS Managing Partner  Throughout my 25-year tenure working in facilities, environmental, and food services, and serving as a member of executive management within the support services industry, I have seen the monumental tasks... …more


Adapting to the Changing Senior Living Design

Senior living communities are moving into a continuum of care focus, where they have amenities to suit every phase of the aging process - from independent and assisted living to skilled care - called continuing care retirement communities, or CCRC.... …more


How Contracting Benefits Hospitals

By Bobby Floyd, CEO, Healthcare Division Over the recent years, contracting has become an increasingly popular trend as the healthcare industry pushes to improve the quality of patient care and alleviate costs and expenditures.  It’s important to... …more


Benefits of Removing Pagers from Healthcare

Towards the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, pagers took the world by storm.  By using a simple character and numeric messaging system, this wireless technology served as a method to better connect individuals. As technology continued to advance,... …more


Customizing the Senior Living Experience: An Interview with Curt Barringer, President of Senior Living

Before joining HHS in 2009, Curt Barringer spent nearly 20 years in the senior living industry, overseeing operations for more than 400 accounts. After spending eight years in acute care operations with HHS, Barringer was named President of Senior... …more


Beyond Housekeeping: HHS’ Approach to Patient Satisfaction

Creating an environment of excellent patient care goes beyond providing exceptional services; it also involves developing a genuine human connection to make patients, residents, and guests feel comfortable during their stay or visit at a facility.... …more


8 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in a Healthcare Facility

by Elena Sprick For many people, the holiday season is the most anticipated time of year, with excitement building months in advance. Spending time with valued family and friends, setting up decorations and lights, sharing in joy and laughter and... …more


Improving the Patient Experience: First-Hand Accounts from the Front Lines

In our last blog post, we shared some of fantastic tips from many of our on-site directors and front line team members on how to provide the best possible care for patients. …more


Team Huddles Before Each EVS Shift Can Be Powerhouse Sessions

Starting each housekeeping or Environmental Services shift with a daily team huddle is an excellent way to keep team members current on best practices, safety, and infection prevention tips. Taking a moment to review each day keeps vital information... …more